The Ship

USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) is the second ship of the Zumwalt class of guided missile destroyers.  Christened on June 18, 2016, the future USS Michael Monsoor will be one of the largest destroyers and most technologically advanced surface combatants in the world.

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Michael Monsoor

As a member of a combined SEAL and Iraqi Army sniper overwatch element on 29 September 2006, Petty Officer Monsoor chose to protect his SEAL teammates and threw himself onto a grenade during a coordinated attack by insurgents...

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The Commissioning

In early 2019, in Coronado, California, the Commissioning Ceremony and events surrounding it will commemorate the legacy of Michael Monsoor and welcome the ship that bears his name into the active fleet of the United States Navy.

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Be a part of History

Join us at the Commissioning events and ceremony

Ceremony Tickets

By Bob Kopas | January 20, 2018

Information on how the USN issues tickets to the commissioning ceremony: Invitation Packages for the early 2019 Commissioning will be…

US Naval Institute Acts of Valor

By Bob Kopas | January 12, 2018

Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to see the whole 4 page graphic of the Legacy…

Sea Trials Article – 4 December 2017

By Bob Kopas | December 9, 2017

The second Zumwalt-class destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) sailed out of General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works (GD BIW) shipyard…

BIW Fast Cruise

By Misty Rambo | November 3, 2017

Yesterday, BIW put DDG 1001 through its paces during a 10-hour Fast Cruise. Several crew members were present to observe…

Quarterdeck Cover Display Box

By Misty Rambo | November 3, 2017

Last week the new display case holding Michael Monsoor’s cover arrived and is currently on display at PCU Bath, Maine. …

Ice Cream Machine Light Off, 27 October 2017

By Misty Rambo | November 2, 2017

On 27 October 2017, the crew lit off the ice cream machine in the galley.  All crew members in attendance…

Honoring Michael Monsoor’s Valor Date, 29 September 2017

By Misty Rambo | November 2, 2017

September 29th, 2017 marked the 11th anniversary of Michael Monsoor’s valor date.  The day he gave all for his country,…

Michael A. Monsoor Memorial Stadium Dedication

By Misty Rambo | November 2, 2017

Thank you to the Garden Grove Unified School District for sharing the below video links of the Michael A. Monsoor…

USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) Crew Welcomes Namesake into the Chief’s Mess

By Bob Kopas | September 27, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES 09.15.2017 Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan M Harper  Navy Public Affairs Support Element West  …

Fallen Navy SEAL remembered at emotional stadium opening ceremony at Garden Grove High

By Bob Kopas | September 27, 2017

By BRIAN WHITEHEAD | bwhitehead@scng.com | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: September 8, 2017 at 9:53 pm | UPDATED: September 11, 2017 at 9:04 am GARDEN GROVE – The…